Thermalling and basic XC Course

A 6 or 13 day Course for post CP Pilots offering a fast track to thermalling and XC flying.

Many CP Pilots find great difficulty in gaining airtime and in mastering the skills needed to make those first climbs up to cloudbase. In Britain it is often very difficult to find conditions suitable for thermal flying so getting those first few XC's can take a long time. Here in the Alpes de Haute Provence thermic conditions are the norm for much of the year so gaining that hard to find experience can easily be acheived with the help of experienced BHPA instructors who fly thermals almost every day.

We make full use of the available technology as teaching aids - CompGPS and Google Earth are used to brief and de-brief flights and to examine in close detail decisions made during thermalling and XC flights.

Again this is a practical course packed with flying. We aim to fly thermals every day and to work with you towards achieving some small 10 - 30k XC flights whilst under full radio instruction from ground and air as required. We try to tailor the instruction to suit each students specific requirements but as a guide we include the following.

Thermal soaring techniques, thermal sources and triggers, efficient thermal flying, finding that 2nd thermal, speed to fly, coping with rough air etc.

Thermalling XC Paragliding Course Price List

Thermalling course (06 days) £495.00 inc equipment hire

Thermalling course (13 days*) £795.00 inc equipment hire

Or if you already have your own equipment:

Thermalling course (06 days) £430.00 using own equipment

Thermalling course (13 days*) £675.00 using own equipment

*The middle Saturday is a non flying changeover day.

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Our mountains are nothing if not spectacular.

Whether you are flying 20k or 120k it is nice to fly in a spectacular environment. Here in the Alpes de Haute Provence the spectacular is all around, that together with the availability of nice safe landing areas makes this area a must visit place to fly XC.

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Going higher, going further

The transition from short XC flights to 100k plus is easily achieved with the right guidance and support and importantly being in the right area. This area is one of the best in the world to expand your flight experience, get high and fly distance.

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Thermalling

Flying further and higher is the way forward.

Learning to thermal is the first step in your ongoing pilot development - this can be easily achieved once the CP is completed. To move from smaller 20 to 40k flights onto paragliding flights of 100k plus is many Pilots aim. To achieve this goal requires motivation, experience and flying ability all of which we can bring out from within you. You can go it alone but doesn't it make sense to fast track your personal development in a structured environment that is more likely to give you the results you want in a shorter timeframe?

 

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